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cop·ing

 (kō′pĭng)
n.
The top layer or course of a masonry wall, usually having a slanting upper surface to shed water; a cope.

[From cope.]

coping

(ˈkəʊpɪŋ)
n
(Building) the sloping top course of a wall, usually made of masonry or brick. Also called: cope

cop•ing

(ˈkoʊ pɪŋ)

n.
1. a finishing or protective course or cap to an exterior masonry wall or the like.
2. a piece of woodwork having its end shaped to fit together with a molding.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coping - brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wallcoping - brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
brick - rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
Translations

coping

[ˈkəʊpɪŋ]
A. N (Constr) → albardilla f, mojinete m
B. CPD coping stone N = copestone

coping

n (Archit) → Mauerkrone f

coping

:
coping saw
nLaubsäge f
coping stone
References in classic literature ?
Some four feet severed them from the coping that left only half a sky above my upturned eyes.
But when the rising sun began to gild the coping stones at the gable ends of the houses, Cornelius, eager to know whether there was any living creature about him, approached the window, and cast a sad look round the circular yard before him
Caderousse climbed the ladder slowly, and looked over the coping to see if the street was quiet.
From all the cells, both those just commenced and those completed, being thus crowned by a strong coping of wax, the bees can cluster and crawl over the comb without injuring the delicate hexagonal walls, which are only about one four-hundredth of an inch in thickness; the plates of the pyramidal basis being about twice as thick.
He had often prided himself on his skill and success in coping with the grizzly bear, that terror of the hunters.
Looking that way she beheld a form springing from the coping to the plot.
He stopped and laid his hand upon a piece of the coping of the burial-ground enclosure, as if he would have dislodged the stone.
I had hoisted myself up, and made myself fast also, dividing my admiration between the tempest and this extraordinary man who was coping with it.
Why my uncle Podger has a tomb in Kensal Green Cemetery, that is the pride of all that country-side; and my grandfather's vault at Bow is capable of accommodating eight visitors, while my great-aunt Susan has a brick grave in Finchley Churchyard, with a headstone with a coffee- pot sort of thing in bas-relief upon it, and a six-inch best white stone coping all the way round, that cost pounds.
Some square ornaments on the coping of these same walls, were moved by the earthquake into a diagonal position.
If his ideas were occasionally too clever, and not always consistent with a high sense of honor, she was none the less interested to know the ethics of that world of speculation into which her father had plunged, and the more convinced, with mingled sense of pride and anxiety, that his still dominant gentlemanhood would prevent his coping with it on equal terms.
Heave over the coping stones from the battlements, an better may not be Get pick-axe and levers, and down with that huge pinnacle